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Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

We received a response tonight from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) to our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.

RSMo § 610.023. Records of governmental bodies to be in care of custodian, duties — records may be copied but not removed, exception, procedure — denial of access, procedure.
3. Each request for access to a public record shall be acted upon as soon as possible, but in no event later than the end of the third business day following the date the request is received by the custodian of records of a public governmental body. If records are requested in a certain format, the public body shall provide the records in the requested format, if such format is available. If access to the public record is not granted immediately, the custodian shall give a detailed explanation of the cause for further delay and the place and earliest time and date that the record will be available for inspection. This period for document production may exceed three days for reasonable cause.

Just in time.

They responded:

Bersin Sunshine Law Request
[….]@ago.mo.gov> Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 8:23 PM
To: Michael Bersin [….]

Your records request was received by our custodian of records. Due to the dates and the volume of records to be searched, the earliest we expect responsive records, if any, to be available is December 23, 2021. In the event they are available earlier, we will provide them as soon as they are available.

Please note that we reserve the right to close responsive records in whole or in part pursuant to law, including but not limited to §§ 610.021 and 610.035 RSMo.

[….] This email message, including the attachments, is from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. It is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information, including that covered by § 32.057, RSMo. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.

This is going to be very interesting.


A simple request (December 9, 2021)